Hi there YA’LL-
OK- I am going to answer this question I get alot- via email. 😉 
“WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR LONG SHELF?” HA- you guys crack me up. OK’ TRULY its fab. though right? TO ANSWER YOU all- “I GOT IT ON “CRAIGS LIST” under “HOUSEHOLD” LOVE CRAIGSLIST!
an elderly woman was selling the beaut. Its about 11 feet long- KILLER AWESOME LONG. I bought it, you all are going to die……….. for $25.00 dollars. Why do I say you will die?  Well it is solid Knotty Pine wood. The smaller shelf’s in the craft stores with only 2 to 4 faux drawers un-finished wood.. sale for anywhere between $49.00 and $89.00 dollars and they are only 2 to maybe 6 feet long. Ok’ really I am not trying to rub it in. EEEK! I TOTALLY SCORED. I told that elderly woman “I AM COMING TO GET IT TODAY!” I didn’t want anyone else snatching it…. there was me driving down the road in my Durango with this monster hanging out the back hatch window…. I was whistling a happy tune, smiling from ear to ear… HE HE…
I painted the shelf and knobs with black satin spray paint. I, of course had to cover all seven faux drawers first with painters tape and then I painted the faux drawers “Bleach Sand” acrylic paint. I sanded the whole thing everywhere including the knobs and faux drawers.
Anyway, you can find shelf’s like mine (I don’t think as long) at Roberts Crafts or Michaels. Unless you make one yourselves. I HAVE TO SAY, ITS one of MY FAV. thing’s to decorate, I THOROUGHLY ENJOY IT. You all will see it alot in my posts when it comes to decor or crafts. HOPE THAT IS OK! I also hope this answered your question to some of you others who were also wondering. I love your emails and appreciate all of them. hugs, jen 


  1. I freakin love your shelf! I told the hubs he must make me one for Valentines Day! He chuckled and said o.k. We will see if that happens 😉

  2. I love that shelf. Good find on Craigslist.

  3. Craigslist ROCKS!!!

    SCORE! 🙂

    PLUS you redid it wonderfully! Of course 🙂

  4. I so jealous!! I’d love to have something like that over my double window in my living room. Hhhmmm, sounds like a wood working project for the hubs! LOL! Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. They mean more than you know!

  5. Love that shelf – I think this spring when the weather warms up, I’m going to try and duplicate it – its so darling!

  6. WOW that is so neat!!! I love your little banner hanging from it to : )


  7. AHHh!!! you totally read my mind, I spend an hour today on google with things like “curtain shelf” “long shelf”…lol…I’m so happy you posted this!! Now I just need to find an old lady to sell me one….

  8. Nice score!
    I love craigs list!!

  9. Jen!! My friend used to have a shelf that she made that was similar to that…I always coveted it! 🙂
    Thanks for your sweet comment…I have been MIA for a little bit, but I am back again! 🙂
    I hope that you are doing well!
    Jenn {redberrybarn}

  10. Cute Cute Cute!!!!!!! Did I mention Cute!!????

  11. I love that shelf…I’ve already talked to my husband about building one 🙂

  12. Sounds like we will all have very busy husbands the next little while! Def going on the “Pretty Please with Sugar on Top” list!!

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